March 29th, 2005

me at star

"Morally Straight" - well, sort of

The Boy Scouts of America spent a great deal of time and money defending their right to kick boys and adults out of Scouting who were homosexual, on the grounds that everyone involved with Scouting had to be "morally straight". Well, this story broke earlier today:
DALLAS, Texas - The national director of programs for the Boy Scouts of America has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, the U.S. Attorneys said Tuesday.
In charges filed by federal prosecutors on March 21, Douglas S. Smith Jr. was accused of receiving images over the Internet in February of children engaging in oral sex, intercourse and other sexually explicit conduct.

(MSNBC story)

Frankly, I was disgusted with the BSA when they decided to make homosexuality a big issue, and even more so when I heard that the policy was being driven by fundamentalist Christian elements. I'm even less impressed with the BSA now that it appears that they allowed this guy to "retire" rather than drive him out.